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Prepare for Success

Ideas are everywhere. Successful entrepreneurs know that not every idea is a good business opportunity. Before you bet the ranch on your idea, take the time to research who will buy your product or service and what competition you will face.


While preparing your startup endeavor, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering. Several organizations in the Baltimore Resource Navigator offer assistance in this area (click on the links below).


Many support organizations have classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs.  Explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.


  • Dates: 20 – 20 Nov, 2019
  • <strong>Location:</strong> Baltimore, MD
  • <strong>Address:</strong> 3000 Druid Park Drive
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Shakia Barnwell
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  • <strong>Phone:</strong> (443) 451-7160

 Are you ready for government contracting? Have you considered the investment in time and resources your company needs to enter the government marketplace? This workshop is an introduction to the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center and how it can help you prepare for government contracting success.


Attendees will learn: 

·         What government buyers and primes want

·         What makes a contractor responsible to FAR

·         How and why to research potential customers

·         How to develop an intelligence list

·         Why to watch for contract awards

·         What not to do when contracting

·         How to become a Maryland PTAC client and get one on one counseling

This introductory class will show you how to determine if government contracts are right for your business.   

This workshop is provided by Arthenia LeFlore, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MD PTAC)


The Maryland Small Business Development Centers and Baltimore Small Business Resource Center both offer no charge one on one business appointments to the public.  Find these organizations and many more near you that provide business counseling via the Resource Navigator or give us a call at 443-451-7160.